Seamanship, Education, and Environment

  

Boating safety and seamanship education is a priority for many Seattle Yacht Club members. Educational opportunities are available throughout the year at Powerboat and Sailboat Committee meetings, Women's Group programs, and through classes and seminars offered by the Seamanship, Education, and Environment Committee (SEE).  All events are open to SYC Members and their guests and some of the events may be open to the public in conjunction with the Membership Development Committee.

Boating Reference Information

The SEE committee also manages a set of web links and short articles of interest to all boaters. Please visit theCruising/References for Boaters web page for more information and resource material.

Educational Opportunities

The SEE Committee presents several lectures, training classes, and tutorials over the boating year. The Educational Calendar below presents these training opportunities. Many of these courses are open to the general public.

Space is limited and we expect all sessions to sell out. Registration and additional course description can be found on-line by clicking on the event description in the calendar below (for logged-in SYC members only).

If you are not able to log onto the members-only part of the web site, sign-up for the classes by calling the SYC Front Desk at 206-325-1000.
  

You can get your name on our email notification list by contacting Ed Odom (SYC members only)

Updated: Thursday, January 11, 2018

Checklists


The SEE Committee has prepared a number of Checklists that may be helpful for your cruising safety.

Included are:
 
    Anchoring  ( Anchoring Checklist.docx )

   Emergency Distress Call  ( Emergency Distress Call.docx )

   Getting Underway  ( Getting Underway.docx )

   Guest Checklist  ( Guest Checklist.docx )

   Man Overboard  ( Man Overboard.docx )

   Prep for Mooring ( Prep for Mooring.docx )

   Safety Equipment Location  ( Safety Equipment on board Your boat and its locations.docx )

   Sailboat Rigging  ( Sailboat Rigging Checklist.docx )

   Spring Maintenance To-do List
  ( Spring Maintenance To-do List.docx )

While all steps may not apply to your boat, they can act as a foundation upon which to build Checklists custom to your boat.  Please click on the document name next to the Checklist you want to review.

Educational Calendar

 


Apr
19

Captain's License Course

This 2 week Captain's course and USCG test get you well on your way to earning your 6-pack or Master's Captain's license!

Apr
20

Captain's License Course

This 2 week Captain's course and USCG test get you well on your way to earning your 6-pack or Master's Captain's license!

Apr
21

SEE: Flares, Flags, & Fire Extinguisher Open House

Replace your old flares, recycle your old flags, and refresh your fire extinguishers, all on the same day.

Clipper Night - Drinks & Dinner

Apr
24

SYC Race/Regatta Brainstorming

Come talk about ideas for coming year and beyond. - SYC Race Chairs and Sailing Director are collecting ideas

Apr
28

Smith Island Race (Tri-Island Regatta Series #1)

Visit www.seattleyachtclub.org/regattas for more information.

May
2

Women's Group Drama Opening Day Play

The Pie Ladies in Deep Water Social Hour 9:30 AM with Play following at 10:30 AM

May
6

Mark Mayer Race

Free sailboat racing on Lake Washington! This annual race starts at the crack of noon on the Sunday following Opening Day. Fun party and and awards presentation at SYC following the race. Visit www.seattleyachtclub.org/regattas for more info and to register!

May
10

Sail / Power Dinner: Salmon for Soldiers

Salmon for Soldiers Dinner

May
12

Vashon Island Race (Tri-Island Regatta Series #2)

Visit www.seattleyachtclub.org/regattas for more information.

Jun
2

Blake Island Race (Tri-Island Regatta Series #3)

This is the final race in the 3-part Tri-Island Series. Series awards party will follow racing at the SYC Elliott Bay Outstation. Visit www.seattleyachtclub.org/regattas for more information.

Aug
18

McCurdy Cup Team Race Regatta

NW Team Race Championships Visit www.seattleyachtclub.org/regatta for more information.

Aug
19

McCurdy Cup Team Race Regatta

NW Team Race Championships Visit www.seattleyachtclub.org/regatta for more information.

Aug
25

Northwest Junior Olympics Regatta

More than 100 youth sailors compete on Puget Sound in the annual PNW Junior Olympics Regatta. Visit www.seattleyachtclub.org/regattas for more information.

Aug
26

Northwest Junior Olympics Regatta

More than 100 youth sailors compete on Puget Sound in the annual PNW Junior Olympics Regatta. Visit www.seattleyachtclub.org/regattas for more information.

Sep
8

Cruise & Snooze-Pt Madison

Fall Snooze & Cruise. This is a great event; A fall party and a casual race! (If there is such a thing).

Jam Regatta-Pt Madison

Sep
9

Cruise & Snooze-Pt Madison

Fall Snooze & Cruise. This is a great event; A fall party and a casual race! (If there is such a thing).

Jam Regatta-Pt Madison

Oct
23

SYC Race/Regatta Brainstorming

Come talk about ideas for coming year and beyond. - SYC Race Chairs and Sailing Director are collecting ideas

Oct
26

Grand Prix Invitational Regatta

The season’s racing activities culminate with the 3-day Grand Prix Invitational Regatta. Parties every evening with an Awards Dinner and Party at the SYC Mainstation after racing on Sunday. Visit www.seattleyachtclub.org/regattas for more information.

Oct
27

Grand Prix Invitational Regatta

The season’s racing activities culminate with the 3-day Grand Prix Invitational Regatta. Parties every evening with an Awards Dinner and Party at the SYC Mainstation after racing on Sunday. Visit www.seattleyachtclub.org/regattas for more information.

Oct
28

Grand Prix Invitational Regatta

The season’s racing activities culminate with the 3-day Grand Prix Invitational Regatta. Parties every evening with an Awards Dinner and Party at the SYC Mainstation after racing on Sunday. Visit www.seattleyachtclub.org/regattas for more information.


Last updated 1/11/18